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The Pensions (2015 Act) (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Pensions (2015 Act) (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 and shall come into operation on 12th October 2015.

Amendment of the Contributions and Benefits Act

2.—(1) The Contributions and Benefits Act is amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In section 47(1) (increase of Category A retirement pension for invalidity) after subsection 3 insert—

(3A) In subsections (2) and (3) above references to additional pension do not include any amount of additional pension attributable to units of additional pension.

(3B) For units of additional pension, see section 14A(2)..

(3) In Schedule 7 (industrial injuries benefits) after paragraph 3(3)(3) (increase of unemployability supplement) insert—

(3A) In sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) above references to additional pension do not include any amount of additional pension attributable to units of additional pension.

(3B) For units of additional pension, see section 14A..

Amendment of the Pension Schemes Act

3.  In section 42 of the Pension Schemes Act(4) (effect of entitlement to guaranteed minimum pensions on payment of social security benefits) at the end insert—

(10) In this section a reference to “additional pension” does not include any amount of additional pension attributable to units of additional pension.

(11) For units of additional pension, see section 14A of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992..

Amendment of the Social Security (Inherited SERPS) Regulations

4.  In regulation 1(2) of the Social Security (Inherited SERPS) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001(5) (interpretation) in the definition of “additional pension” after “2002” insert “and an additional pension attributable to units of additional pension (within the meaning of section 14A of the Contributions and Benefits Act)”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 16th July 2015

(L.S.)

Anne McCleary

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

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